||This project looked at designing a supply chain solution to improve the energy efficiency of the vast majority of the 26 million UK homes which will still be in use by 2050.It looked to identify ways in which the refurbishment and retrofitting of existing residential properties can be accelerated by industrialising the processes of design, supply and implementation, while stimulating demand from householders by exploiting additional opportunities that come with extensive building refurbishment.The project developed a top-to-bottom process, using a method of analysing the most cost-effective package of measures suitable for a particular property, through to how these will be installed with the minimum disruption to the householder. This includes identifying the skills required of the people on the ground as well as the optimum material distribution networks to supply them with exactly what is required and when.
This deliverable is number 6 of 7 in Work Package 2. It brings together findings from Work Packages 2 (Stock Modelling), 3 (Design Interventions) and 4 (Supply Chain) to provide a graphical representation of where the 5 key housing archetypes for mass retrofit are located. The geographical granularity of the mapping is down to local authority level. The housing types were prioritised based on impact on CO2 emissions of retrofit and the propensity of occupants to adopt retrofit measures. The 5 housing archetypes are:
By identifying where key house types are located within the country it is intended that the roll-out of mass retrofit could be targeted for maximum effect.
- Pre-1919 detached houses
- Pre-1919 mid-terraced houses
- Pre-1919 converted flats
- 1919-1944 semi detached houses
- 1945-1964 semi detached houses